KES and St Stithians wrapped up their preparations for next week’s Michaelmas Festival with a high-scoring 50-over game at KES on Saturday, ending in a four-wicket win for the home side, writes THEO GARRUN.
Saints batted first and posted a useful 268-7, with Sebastian de Oliviera top-scoring with 61 not out. He was well supported by Liam Mostert who made 40 and Mudirwa Chanikira with 32. KES left-arm spinner Bryce Parsons was the best of their bowlers, taking 4-25.
KES lost opener Joshua Streak early but Joshua Bracher and Bryce Parsons put on 89 for the second wicket, which steadied the innings at first and then set their side up for the win. Bracher got 62 in the end and Parsons 55. KES then lost a few wickets before Ambrose Snyders finished things off in style, smashing 69 not out off 61 balls.
Leg-spinner Joshua Hoffman was the pick of the Saints bowlers, taking 3-63 in nine overs.
St Stithians 268-7
Cameron Shekleton 32, Mudirwa Chanikira 32, Liam Mostert 40, Sebastian de Oliviera 61 not out; Bryce Parsons 4-25.
King Edward 269-6
Jason Bracher 62, Bryce Parsons 55, Ambrose Snyders 69 not out; Joshua Hoffman 3-63.
King Edward won by four wickets
The two teams play very similar opposition at the Michaelmas Festival, as they both play Westville Boys’ High and St Charles, as well as the CSA Talent Acceleration Programme (Tap) team. KES will also face Kearsney and Saints Clifton.
The CSA Tap team to play in the festival has been named. It will be captained by St David’s Marist’s SA U19 batsman, Jacob Miltz.
CSA Tap team
Bonga Makaka (cobras), Jacob Miltz (Lions, captain), Prealin Naidoo (Dolphins), Thulni Chiliza (Dolphins), Kaya Nyamatha (Titans), Andile Zondi (Dolphins), Jordan Wold (Cobras), Nduduzo Nqai (Dolphins), Marco Jansen (Lions), Karabelo Matlawe (Lions), Neo Felane (Titans), Yusuf Gany (Dolphins), Thabiso Zondi (Dolphins).
Photo: Theo Garrun